We want to make sure that you are protected when you can’t make decisions for yourself, whether for the short term or long-term future.
The forms of Enduring Powers of Attorney and Guardianship appointments are different for each state and territory. The SHG Wills & Estates team can answer your questions about these documents. We can give you effective advice and prepare ACT and NSW enduring powers of attorney and/or appointments of enduring guardians that give you security in times you need it most.
What happens when your loved one can’t make their own decisions, but they have not appointed anyone to assist? The solution is usually to ask the ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal or NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to make an order appointing an individual or trustee to step in.
The Tribunals can also make changes to existing powers of attorney or guardianship appointments that are not effective.
This can be a stressful situation and we are well placed to advise you about which steps to take.